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On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will officially end technical support for Windows XP. Spark producer Dan Misener explains what this means for businesses and individuals, and what they can do to protect themselves....

On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will officially end technical support for Windows XP. Spark producer Dan Misener explains what this means for businesses and individuals, and what they can do to protect themselves.

<!--START Dan Misener on Windows XPiry AUDIO HERE --> <div class="clear"></div> <!--END Dan Misener on Windows XPiry AUDIO --> <p><a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help">Microsoft suggests</a> upgrading to a newer version of Windows, or buying a new PC.</p> <p>If you simply <em>must</em> Windows XP after April 8, 2014, both Brian Bourne and Anil Somayaji suggest you:</p> <ol> <li>Set up a home firewall to keep out malicious network traffic</li> <li>Use a web browser that will continue to get updates, like Chrome or Firefox</li> <li>Install up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software</li> </ol> <h2>Related Links</h2> <ul> <li>Dan's column: <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/end-of-windows-xp-tech-support-how-it-will-affect-you-1.2584259">End of Windows XP tech support: How it will affect you</a></li> <li><a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help">Microsoft's Windows XP end of support page</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.scs.carleton.ca/~soma/">Anil Somayaji</a></li> <li>Brian Bourne's <a href="http://www.cms.ca/">CMS Consulting</a> and <a href="http://www.sector.ca/">SecTor Conference</a></li> </ul>

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